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Review: CORUM Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer

With analysis, live photographs and pricing
by Simon Neo on July 7, 2016
Overview
Brand

CORUM

Complication / Type of Watch

Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer

Recommended Retail Price

Titanium with Charcoal grey: S$ 18,939 w GST.

Titanium, rose gold bezel with see-through dial: S$ 28,462 w GST.

Titanium with black dial: S$ 8,346 w GST.

Titanium skeleton chronograph: S$ 18,939 w GST.

Positives

Aesthetics of the watch - Open bottom dial and the smoked sapphire crystal dial (bi-color model) allows for a good glimpse of the movement

Negatives

Diameter of the case is at 47 mm and the lugs are pretty flat

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The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is undoubtedly an excellent worldtimer to have given its design and functionality. We like how Corum preserved the character of the Admiral's Cup collection in this timepiece and also kept the price pretty competitive.

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Since 1960, Corum’s Admiral’s Cup collection has attracted the likes of many with its attractive design and its functionality. This year’s release of the Admiral’s Cup features a complication that suits the needs of a traveler: World-Time. The new Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is a beautiful timepiece and carries with it the ability to display a second time zone and the corresponding city.

Like any timepiece from the Admiral’s Cup collection, the Legend 47 Worldtimer also bears the same distinctive features that truly encapsulates the historic link between the Swiss watch making brand and sailing. The twelve-sided case and the colorful nautical pennants which adorn the dial create a strong, contemporary look, which is a signature of the collection. This new addition to the collection, with its world-time function, is the ideal companion for navigators and long distance travelers.

 

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer with its twelve-sided case and nautical pennants adorning the dial

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer with its twelve-sided case and nautical pennants adorning the dial

 

Case, Dial and Hands

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is available in titanium or titanium and rose gold, while the painted black dial, also comes in smoked sapphire crystal in the bi-color version. The timepiece comes in a robust case measuring 47 mm in diameter and it is waterproof to 100 meters.

The case is structured with layers opening onto a matte black dial punctuated by pennant markers, luminescent Dauphine hands and a skeleton second hand providing better visibility in all conditions. The bi-color model features a smoked sapphire crystal dial, which provides a glimpse of the working parts of the movement.

 

The smoked sapphire crystal dial provides a glimpse of the working parts of the movement.

The smoked sapphire crystal dial provides a glimpse of the working parts of the movement.

 

On the whole, the dial is very well-designed, the nautical pennants on it illustrates the historical ties between Corum and Sailing. The bi-color model’s smoked sapphire crystal is very attractive because it allows for a good glimpse of the movement, making the watch truly captivating. In addition, the rose gold bezel complements well with the design of the timepiece and adds to the elegance of the watch. However, the lugs are quite flat in design and that coupled with the fact that the diameter of the watch measures at 47 mm, makes it a challenge for most to have a good fit with the timepiece.

 

The Movement

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is powered by the CO376 calibre and operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph. It boasts a power reserve of 48 hours and this automatically-winding watch includes functions for the hour, minute, and second, as well as a second time zone and city indicators.

 

The open bottom of the dial is equipped with smoked sapphire crystal engraved with the names of cities in 24 different time zones

The open bottom of the dial is equipped with smoked sapphire crystal engraved with the names of cities in 24 different time zones

 

Also, one of the more interesting design feature is the open bottom of the dial which is equipped with smoked sapphire crystal engraved with the names of cities in 24 different time zones as well as their abbreviations. When travelling to another time zone, adjustments can be easily made using the crown situated at the 2 o’clock position. Pressing on the pusher at 2 o’clock allows the hour hand to jump forward until it is fully synchronized with the local time of the new destination.

 

Concluding Thoughts

For over 60 years, the Admiral’s Cup collection has become a veritable cornerstone of CORUM and the Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is another lovely addition to the collection. To celebrate the history shared between the brand and sailing, the many different aesthetic features gives character to the watch. From the nautical pennants to the distinctive twelve-sided bezel, they help to express an elegant yet sporty look that is representative of the brand’s passion for the sea and for yachting.

 

The Legend 47 Worldtimer expresses an elegant yet sporty look that is representative of the brand’s passion for the sea and for yachting.

The Legend 47 Worldtimer expresses an elegant yet sporty look that is representative of the brand’s passion for the sea and for yachting.

 

We like the design of the Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer especially the smoked sapphire crystal dial which provides a very clear view of the movement and also the open bottom dials that allows a full view of the well-finished movement. The watch can also be easily adjusted with a simple push on the crown to select the time zone which is a definite plus point.

The Admiral’s Cup collection is a signature collection of Corum and clearly so with its elaborate design and functionality, making it a must-have for any Corum fans. In addition, the price can be considered to be fair for a worldtimer if you compare it with others such as Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time or the Patek Philippe 5930G.

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer retails at the following prices (inclusive of GST), Titanium with Charcoal grey dial: S$18,939, Titanium with pink gold bezel and smoking see-through dial: S$28,462.

The Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 also comes with an automatic Titanium with black dial: S$8,346 as well as a Titanium skeleton chronograph: S$18,939. The timepiece comes with a black vulcanized rubber strap featuring a tri-fold clasp that adds the finishing touch to this elegant watch with hints of adventure and escape.

 

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